Is democracy being jeopardised by the people that should theoretically be facilitating freedom fo speech? This writer optimistically views Trump’s outbursts as a good thing, formulating that it is better to know all of the information than be censured. But on election day, twitter did what many other social media brands are known for doing in modern times: picking and choosing what to put to their audiences.
As protests continue to rock Hong Kong and Beijing gears up for a crackdown, Oliver Leader de Saxe evaluates the state of affairs in this unique city, and whether or not it can hold onto its cherished autonomy from mainland China.
Anna Romanovska tackles the issue of the pro-democracy protests though the Stand with Hong Kong art exhibition in WMA A recent exhibition in the WMA Space in Hong Kong, organised by the group Imagine Hong Kong, aims to tell the “story of HongKongers; the ones who keep turning back even after rounds of tear gas, […]
The Exeter Students’ Guild has voted to stay in the National Union of Students. 1,291 students voted, surpassing the 1,187 total the referendum needed for a legitimate result. Out of the 23,615 students eligible to vote, only 5.5 per cent voted. 681 students (52.75%) voted “For” continued affiliation The online vote opened at 9am, […]
It has often been claimed that both the apathy of young voters is partially to blame for recent political events, and that our voice is the only hope for Britain. Yet while parties jockey to win the allegiance of students, the policies included in manifestos seem to largely cater towards an established, older audience. As […]
It goes without saying that politics in the West is perceived by many to be in a bad state. Recently, voters have been fed misinformation by an elite who pander to prejudices and emotions for power. Voters have felt disillusioned with the quick-fix promises offered by the last few decades’ canny politicians, they have felt disenfranchised with Liberalism, and […]
Firmly settled in liberal western Europe, democracy may feel like a well-established norm for Austria, but despite its rejection of an extremist, and arguably more autocratic, Presidential candidate in December, democracy has not always been Austria’s choice. Now in its Second Republic – after the ﬁrst ended with the welcoming of Hitler in 1938 – […]
I’m sure you’ve all heard plenty about this Thursday’s elections concerning the London Mayoral race, the Scottish and Welsh devolved assemblies and local councils. However, what you may not have seen is that this Thursday the entire country will also vote on which ‘Police and Crime Commissioner’ they want to oversee their local police force. The […]
Since 1999, Hilary Benn has been the Labour MP for Leeds Central. While some may know him primarily for being the son of Tony Benn – the standard-bearer for Labour’s left throughout the 1970s and 80s – Hilary is very much a politician in his own right, having served as Secretary for International Development under […]
In the last few days, Conservative ministers, facing defeat over their plan to cut Tax Credits, have been hurrying around TV studios to denounce these attempts as opening up an ‘unprecedented constitutional path’ and ruining ‘centuries of observance’. Some of even gone further, suggesting that the Conservatives should flood the chamber with Conservative Peers in […]